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and it actually has a chevy small-block 350 engine, believe it or not. >>> representative jesse jackson jr. resigns from congress. race car's danica patrick splits from her husband. >>> and this ex-"price is right" model gets $8.5 million in damages. we're going to have your headlines straight ahead. >>> everyone in alaska's thankful their heaters are working. frigid cold there and rain for black friday in the northwest. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> and other stories making news this morning in america. folks in the midwest dealt with white-out conditions on the busiest travel day of the year. no, we're not talking snow, we're talking this stuff. thick, dense fog. at least 500 flights were grounded or delayed in chicago alone. in new york's busy penn station train service came to a screeching halt due to electrical problems threatening thousands of holiday commuters. >>> in los angeles, one of the nation's busiest freeways came to a stand still. traffic on the 405 backed up, creating a virtual parking lot of headlights and brake lights illuminating the hig
a little while ago jesse jackson jr. said that he has been suffering from bipolar we haven't seen him at all he is at the mayo clinic he has won this race. there is really no place for you to be tonight. he is not here, sandy is not here his family is not here as a matter of fact the rev. we hear tonight is in ohio. can you hear us? >> that's why we are at an election night party here in the second congressional district in madison at the sports bar and grill you know jesse jackson jr. had problems, lots of well-documented problems in the past few months but winning this election was never expected to be one of them, tonight we can confirm that he remains at the mayo clinic in minnesota he voted by absentee ballot and there was no party for him so that's why we have been here talking with these constituents i just want to tell you a few minutes ago i did get a text message from his spokesperson and i will read it back to you know, the tax says my deep and sincere thanks to the people of the second congressional district i am humbled and moved by the support shown today, every day i t
announced she is not going to campaign in 2012 for barack obama. >> host: the role of jesse jackson in president president s early political career. >> guest: that's very up known. i was very fortunate in being able to find about that. jesse jackson is still a highly regarded figure in the african-american community in chicago. and when obama started running for the u.s. senate, he was advised to go to jackson and get some help from jackson regarding foreign policy issues, domestic policy issues, but even more important, his speaking -- his oratory needed some work and they thought jesse could help him. and jackson agreed to do so. and every saturday for a whole year, barack obama was invited to the push rainbow meeting that jackson held, where jackson worked with obama on his oratory and his delivery of speeches, and he improved tremendously. guess what? since he was elected president, president barack obama has not invited jesse jackson to the white house once. he is totally, completely cut himself off from jesse jackson. no one seems to know exactly why, except that it appears th
facing new pressure today congressman jesse jackson jr. being investigated for possibly misusing campaign cash. jesse jackson jr. has left the mayo clinic but he does remain in minnesota at this hour and tea is there for an outpatient treatment only there with his parents however his wife is here in the south shore neighborhood, one tonight facing scrutiny herself because the wall street journal is reporting that the feds are after her as well. perhaps putting the squeeze on the congressman's wife to make her case. of course it's incredibly effective, it does not make right in my opinion. this ex gov afraid that his own wife may end up in jail if his own wife did not cooperate with the federal government the wall street journal reports that it's happening to sandy jackson the congressman's wife to. o. >> they did nothing but spread her name in the mud the character down flights of stairs as far as representation is concerned and she did nothing but love her husband public reports say that sandy jackson was complicity in the alleged misuse of the campaign funds and now she could be in tro
-known congressman resigning today. jesse jackson, jr. after months of federal investigations, medical treatments and then a win on election day, today, an unexpected turn. here's abc's sharyn alfonsi tonight. >> reporter: once a political rising star, jesse jackson, jr. today called it quits, sending in a letter of resignation to house speaker john boehner. he wrote, "over the past several months as my health has deteriorated, my ability to serve the constituents of my district has continued to diminish." the drama around jackson began this summer when the congressman disappeared for weeks. the public, even members of his staff, didn't know where he was. finally, in late july, the mayo clinic revealed jackson was being treated there for what was later diagnosed as bipolar disorder and depression. his famous father uncharacteristically quiet about the matter. >> the fact is, the congressman is under medical supervision and is right now regaining strength. >> reporter: jackson was released in september, then readmitted last month. his return to the clinic came amid reports that the congressman fac
east back from the brink. chip reid on the resignation of congressman jesse jackson, jr. the target of an ethics investigation. scott pelley with the c.e.o. of goldman sachs warning of the dangers of the fiscal cliff. >> what you won't repair is people's attitudes towards the united states. >> glor: and dean reynolds on why there's a smaller bounty to share with the hungry this thanksgiving. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm jeff glor. i eight days of bomb blasts and a celebration in gaza tonight after israel and hamas agreed to a cease-fire. a deal was announced in cairo by secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister. israel agreed to stop air strikes in gaza, where at least 161 palestinians have been killed since last wednesday. hamas promised to stop firing rockets which have killed five israelis. there were fears the deal might not happen after a bomb went off on a bus in tel aviv this morning. 27 people were hurt, no one has claimed responsibility. we have reports fro
any wrongdoing and will remain the commander in afghanistan. congressman jesse jackson junior has left the mayo clinic in rochester where he was being treated for bipolar disorder. his whereabout are not known at this time but the investigation into his campaign money misspending is now widening. wgn's robert jordan is live at city hall with the latest. latest report on congressman jesse jackson jr. and the investigation into the alleged misuse of campaign funds is spreading to possibly include the congressman's wife. according to the wall street journal federal prosecutors are reviewing evidence suggesting that sandy jackson was complacent. involved. congressman jackson returns to the mayo clinic a few months ago for treatment of bipolar disorder. caracoling on jackson to step up and be accountable. >> i think congressman jackson it is incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions. >> we're in a position of public trust when we run for office. we are held to higher levels. >> congressman jesse jackson jr. was a big supporter of that effo
." prescription drugs doing more damage than heroin and cocaine combined. >>> jesse jackson junior may be negotiating a plea deal that could end his career in congress and might even include jail time. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. here are some of the top stories we're watching this morning. president obama marked veterans day with a traditional wreath laying at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. during his remarks, he noted it's the first anniversary in a decade without troops serving in iraq. >>> high tide in venice has reached its sixth highest level since recordkeeping began 150 years ago. >>> a massive bush fire in southern australia has burned at least 5,000 acres and destroyed at least seven homes. several animals have been rescued including this injured koala that was taken to an animal hospital for treatment for burns. >>> the blue gingham dress worn by judy garland in the wizard of oz has sold for $480,000. >>> a british woman is divorcing her husband after rehe fused to recreate scenes in "fifty shades of grey." she cites his, quote,
. >>> plus, jesse jackson jr. may be negotiating a plea deal that could end his career in congress and might even include jail time. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. here are some of the top stories we're watching. president obama marked veterans day with a traditional wreath laying at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. during his remarks, the president noted it was the first veterans day in a decade without american troops serving in iraq. >>> israeli forces have fired warning shots into syria after a stray shell from fighting between syrian troops and rebels fell on an israeli army post in the golden heights. >>> some parts of central venice is under water because of heavy rain and storms whipped up by strong storms. they have reached high tide level since recordkeeping began 150 years ago. >>> the blue dress worn by judy garland in "the wizard of oz" has sold for $485,000 at auction. >>> a british woman is divorcing her husband after he refused to recreate scenes from "fifty shades of grey." in legal papers, she cites his "boring attitude about sex" a
coming up and developing right now, jesse jackson jr. resigning from congress two weeks after winning re-election to the house of representatives. the fallout from washington, dc, all ahead, unless breaking news changes everything. first from fox at 3:00, we are now an hour into a cease-fire between israel and hamas. the two sides reached a deal today after a week of rocket attacks and missile strikes and bombings that killed an israeli soldier, palestinian militant and dozens of civilians. egypt's foreign minister announced this in cairo alongside secretary of state, hillary clinton. in jerusalem, the israeli prime minister, binyamin netanyahu, confirmed the deal saying that he had agreed to give the cease-fire a chance after speaking with president obama. secretary of state, hillary clinton said the united states and egypt will work together in working toward long-term peace in the middle east. listen. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today if a cease-fire in gaza, and now a broader calm returns. >> the truce is hours after a bomb tore through a bus near israel's defense min
jackson jr. won re-election but could lose with the feds. >>> and election loser alan west won't go quietly. >>> plus today former congresswoman gabby giffords goes face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. details are next. you're watching "early today." >>> plenty of other stories making news this morning. the chicago sunday times reports jesse jackson jr. is talking with federal prosecutors about a possible plea deal. jackson easily won re-election tuesday while being treated at the mayo clinic for by polar disorder and depression. the feds are looking into whether he improperly used campaign funds for decorating her home. >>> today for the first time after she was gunned down 22 months ago gabby giffords will come face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. jared lock ner will be sentenced to life without pa roll. giffords husband, mark kelley, will also be in court reading a letter on his wife's behalf. >>> the election in florida is still too close to call in the presidential contest. and in another florida race, republican congressman alan west is de
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our nation's massive debt challenge. >>> a special election following jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress. jackson says he needs to spend time, quote, restoring my health. jackson mysteriously disappeared from capitol hill in may and his office later revealed he was dealing with depression and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. health concerns aren't the only thing jackson is facing, though. ted rowlands is in chicago. good morning, ted. >> reporter: good morning, carol. yeah. well, the health concerns are significant. he had two stints at the mayo clinic. talking to family members, that was the main reason why he just couldn't move forward. and he gave his letter of resignation to john boehner yesterday. in that letter, though, for the first time -- this is what you were alluding to, carol, he did acknowledge he knows he is the subject of a federal investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds. and in that letter at one point he said talking about that, i'm doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators and accept responsib
that the administrator of the epa, lisa jackson, has used private e-mail accounts under a fake name and in her case, a different gender, one corresponding with other government officials. the question is whether that is obfuscating or impeding the public ability to monitor her communications which we are entitled to do. congressman andy harris is the chairman of the science and environment subcommittee. thank you for being here, mr. chairman. you are among the lawmakers who are unhappy with this use of the name richard windsor. to conduct official business. epa says this is no big deal, people have been doing this since president bush was president and you're making much ado about nothing? >> is very worrisome that lisa jackson felt that she had to use a pseudonym to communicate with other people in the government, knowing full well that congress and their oversight ability would be requesting records of official e-mail. megyn: they say that the richard windsor, and why did she use that name? they claim that the name came from a family dog. [laughter] megyn: they treated it like they would treat a
difficulties ] >> bill: kongman, jesse jackson, jr. has retired. john stanton will be with us. great lineup today, but first. >> some of the headlines making news on this monday. president obama and his daughter went out on saturday to a block store in arlington, virginia. he consulted his blackberry and bought 15 books for his friends and family. unlike michelle who is said to spent hours on shopping. >> he is a professional guy. mission accomplished. >> notre dame is heading to the bcs national championship game. they went undefeated for the season and now awaiting the winner for the sec championship. they'll likely face either alabama or georgia in that game. >> they will play either alabama or georgia. role tide. >> instan gram broke a already for the number of pictures up loaded on thanksgiving day. a total of 10 million uploads on the social sharing program. >> bill: there are people who will never take a bite before they take a picture. whatever course it is. >> peter is shaking his head. >> shut up and eat your food. >> i'll admit i put up some instagram photos of food
. >> reverend jesse jackson did not comment today on reports that his son congressman jesse jackson jr. may be negotiating a plea agreement with federal authorities. the senior jackson spoke at the rainbow push coalition today. that plea agreement for his son reportedly covers questionable campaign spending on home improvements. jackson jr. was reelected despite sitting out the campaign to get treatment for bipolar disorder. he has not been charged. >> a 21-year-old man from crown point, indiana, was killed after a drunk driver crashed in to his truck on the dan ryan expressway. it happened near 95th street at around 1:30 a.m. this morning. police say that phillip briner of crown point was headed south when another driver also driving a truck, crossed several lanes and crashed into briner. a witness saw both vehicles bounce off the side of barriers on the expressway before coming to a stop. briner died at advocate christ medical center about 30 minutes after the accident. police say that the other driver admitted to drink
jackson announcing his early retirement. there's been a whole lot of talk about republican soul searching. is this a chance for the party to pick up a seat in the minority district? >> i definitely think so. look, whenever you have a congressman leave because of a scandal, you saw it in new york. i think the democratic party has really taken a hit. there are a lot of people who were unhappy with jesse jackson's tenure even before his truss. >> jaz about johnson, night to see you this morning. you too. >> how old is the big blue planet we're all living on? the one and only bill nye the science guy will tell us what he thinks. vorite but it's time for your medicine, okay? you ready? one, two, three. [ both ] ♪ emma, emma bo-bemma ♪ banana-fana-fo-femma ♪ fee-fi-fo-femma ♪ em-ma very good sweety, how do you feel? good. yeah? you did a really good job, okay? [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you, from johnson & johnson. [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, i have obligations. cute tobligations, but obligations.g. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i
-elected jesse jackson john your makes a huge decision. >> shannon: illinois congressman jesse jackson junior resigned, marking an end to a turbulent year for jackson. the trouble might not be over. mike tobin has the latest from chicago. >> i'd like to associate myself with the concerns -- >> in a letter to house speaker john boehner the former congressman jesse jackson junior prioritizes his health as the reason he is stepping down. he does acknowledge the investigation that dogged him. writing i have made my share of mistakes and aware of the ongoing federal investigation in my activities and doing my best to address the situation responsibly. cooperate with investigators and accept responsibility for my mistakes. they are my mistakes and mine alone. they talk about skimming campaign found remodel his house and buy expensive jewelry for a mist res. he was investigated by the investigating committee after being caught up in the blagojevich scandal. he met with businessmen who raise money for blagojevich if jackson were appointed to the senate seat vacated by president obama in 2008. >> they
congressman jesse jackson jr. he resigned yesterday saying he needs to spend time restoring his health. jackson was treated for what was described as several serious health issues. including bipolar disorder. just two weeks ago he was reelected to a tenth term from his chicago congressional district. his troubles are far from over. he's the subject of a federal criminal investigation. ted roland is joining us from chicago. did jackson's move come as a surprise to most? >> reporter: people were expecting this over the last month or so. there's been rumors he would be resigning his seat. it is a shock. 17 years as a member of the house has now officially come to an end the the reason for is his medical condition. he's been suffering from bipolar disorder and dedepression. he did submit his resignation letter to john boehner. he talked about his health and his accomplishments and also talked about the investigation that's ongoing looking into the possible misuse of campaign funds. they are my mistakes and mine alo alone. that part is interesting because sandy jackson, his wife, is an alde
outrageous media bias. and a candidate to fill jesse jackson jr.'s seat. small problem, he's a falcon, had sefelon, sowhat am i missin? is this the guy democrats want tomy consider for congress straight ahead. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today
." call or click today. >>> one of the jackson brothers trying to change his famous last name, or at least the way that it's spelled. jermaine is petitioning a california court to change the last name -- the spelling of his last name to s-u-n rather than s-o-n. jackson, who's been touring with his brothers and promoting his book about his brother michael jackson says he wants to change the name for artistic reasons. >>> here's something out of this world. scientists believe they found a family of planets that may be capable of supporting life. one is so big it is called super earth. scientists delivered the planet in 2008 orbiting an orange star. it is roughly 42 light years away. this is an artist's rendering of the planet. scientists say it is a rocky world. at least seven times the size of earth. they believe it can contain water on the surface, which is necessary for life. >> do you think there are scientists who say i was thinking about hd40 -- >> just call it paul or something. keep it simple. >>> an nba great compares playing basketball with the president to playing with michael jor
. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. may be about to resign just days after being re-elected. our chicago station reports jackson is negotiating a plea deal. he is accused of misusing campaign funds. jay levine reports jackson would give up his seat and may have to go to prison. >> reporter: sightings of jackson, once a rising star of the democratic party, have been rare since he began treatment for a bipolar disorder back in june. a photo with a visiting colleague at the mayo clinic. another outside his home in washington. and video of him closing the blinds after spotting a cameraman. while the congressman splits his time between his washington, d.c., home and mayo in minnesota, high powered defense attorney dan webb, a former top prosecutor himself, has been the point person for jackson in talks with the justice department. negotiating a deal that would include jackson resigning for health reasons, pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds, and paying back contributions that were converted to personal use such as home furnishings, improper travel and gifts. at least
with him for that. >> speaking out against congressman jesse jackson jr. is he cutting a deal, prosecutors hoping to stay out of prison. >> we're here with reaction to reports of a plea deal talk. >> he is under federal investigation for breaking campaign finance law. >> i really am angry at him because i was very supportive of him being bill. >> that anchor given the extended absence of jesse jackson jr. is mounting, first reports of used campaign funds to decorate his $2.5 million washington home and now the latest bombshell being reported by the sun times the $40,000 in campaign cash was used to buy it prolix watch for a female acquaintancea rolex watch for a female friend. as soon as the sun times story broke there were multiple reports that the congressman who came into victory tuesday has long been working with the fed's on the plea deal that would bear him jail time. his name came up in 2008 and led to the conviction of gov rod blagojevich, jackson denied involvement and was never charged. >> jackson has also been romantically linked to washington hostess and model it's the tot
congressman jesse jackson jr. he's been out of sight for months, undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder. and now there are revelations of another fight for the congressman, who is battling ethics violations by the federal government. pierre thomas has the latest from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. congressman jesse jackson jr. has been fighting to regain his mental health and return to public life. but this morning, he appears to be in a fight to stay out of jail. the son of civil rights icon jesse jackson was easily re-elected tuesday, with more than 60% of the vote. even though he dropped off the political scene months ago, to deal with bipolar depression. >> we're learning that congressman jesse jackson jr. of illinois has been re-elected. >> reporter: but jackson is also the subject of multiple fbi investigations, involving allegations of misuse of campaign funds and influence peddling. sources familiar with the probe say he's now negotiating a possible guilty plea. >> the pressure is overwhelming when the fbi steps to you, particularly in a
jackson jr. is officially calling it quits. >>> when discussing the attacks in benghazi, i relied solely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. >>> already long lines of die-hard shoppers hoping to score deals. >> they're calling this gray thursday. major retailers are trying to get the jump on one another by opening thanksgiving night. >> we're pretty much here for the tvs. >> we all know the true meaning of thanksgiving is great price on tvs. >> mace's thanksgiving day parade balloons. it is always quite the sight. >>> who lived in america before the europeans arrived? >> the vikings. no? >>> interview chris christie. >> what is he doing on thanksgiving? >> i'm afraid he's eating. >>> people you haven't seen all year year, your family comes over to the house. i know you're lying. >>> two turkeys, cobbler and his friend, gobbler. >> life is all about a second chance. these birds are moving forward. >>> and all that matters. >> u.s. troops serving our country are being served thanksgiving dinner. >> thousands of miles away on "cbs th
-elected to a tenth term despite being absent most of the year and facing legal and health troubles. jesse jackson jr., son of civil rights leader reverend jesse jackson, announced his resignation this week citing, quote, several serious health issues, but jackson is also the subject of fbi and house ethics investigations. so let's bring in cnn legal contributor paul callan to talk a little bit more about this. paul, good morning. >> good morning, randi. >> the fbi is investigating jackson for allegedly misusing campaign funds for personal use, but he hasn't been charged with any crimes. what's he facing, and when are the consequences here? >> well, you know, there are two aspects to this investigation, and we don't know a lot about it, because there haven't been public announcements made by the justice department or the fbi, but one is personal use of campaign funds. there's a claim that he -- his funds were used to transport a mistress apparently back and forth from washington, d.c. to chicago at some point in time. there's a second aspect of the case though that i was looking at, and i think it mi
ago congress returned to washington illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. left the mayo clinic. he's been getting mental health treatment for months and right now nobody knows where he is. jay levine is at the congressman's capitol hill office. jay where is he? >> reporter: i think he's somewhere in minnesota, i believe with his mother. the fact is it was kind of eerie in his office. hit the feeling of a museum of pictures and mementos celebri celebrating a career. >> reporter: here in yes so jackson's office, his staff is working but the congressman hasn't been here since june. his inner office empty and untouched as doctors identified and started treatment for a bipolar mood disorder. first at the mayo clinic then as an out patient at his washington, d.c. home. for reporters and cameras literally chased him back to mayo last month. he left there on tuesday with his parents the reverend jesse jackson and mother jacqueline and hasn't been seen since. he's not in washington or chicago where his wife is chicago city councilwoman miss ad key vote at a meeting she was planning to atten
served as chief of police in oakland and long beach, california. >> the reverend jesse jackson, the famous civil rights leader was called up in the battle against building a new jail in baltimore. kate amara was there. >> we will not win on tuesday and lose on thursday. keep fighting back. >> when jesse jackson speaks, people tend to listen. that is what organizers of this rally are hoping for, were voices urging the state not to build a new youth detention center in baltimore. -- more voices urging the state not to build a new youth detention center in baltimore. >> the proposal calls for a $70 million, 120-bed facility. youth advocates say the state should concentrate its resources and finance is on prevention. >> building this jail today will affect generations to come. >> some of the folks at the rally say these kids should go to group homes are juvenile detention, but by law, that actually cannot. the kids were charged with violent crimes like murder and rape, and maryland law dictates that they must be housed within the adult system as their cases go to report. >> 35,000
of events for congressman jesse jackson jr. after months out of the public eye. today he resigned. and for the first time acknowledged that he is the subject of a federal investigation. a live report on that is next. plus, a couple months ago president obama said he could not call egypt an ally tonight he is praising the egyptian president for a cease-fire in the middle east. we will look at where things stand with a crucial partner. plus. [cheers] >> it's up to egypt to keep the peace between hamas and israel. but now egyptian leaders are dealing with violence in their own country. that's coming up on "the fox report" with free giveaways to the first 100 customers each day, hourly prize drawings plus you can get back up to $100 in bonus bass bucks with purchase. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >> shepard: night vision cameras fending off a pack of wolves. top story as we go around the world in 80 secon
an election to replace congressman jesse jackson jr. jackson resigned yesterday two weeks after he was elected to a ninth term in congress. he cited his treatment for bipolar disorder and acknowledged a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> millions of americans will travel today for their thanksgiving feast. many started yesterday. here in new york those trying to take a train out of penn station ran into switching problems. amtrak and two commuter railroads were shut town for more than an hour. for a lot of folks in the northeast trying to recover from hurricane sandy this will not be an easy holiday season. one neighborhood had a thanksgiving dinner thanks to the generosity of their neighbor. drew levinson reports. >> reporter: to norah white stands on her front porch looking at soggy piles of books and bags that once were in her basement. >> a little bit of this and that. that's what this is. >> reporter: she just got her power back and still has no heat. >> been tough. >> how do you stay warm in the house? >> blankets. blankets and more blankets. >> reporter: s
, jesse jackson jr. is out of a job. kelly o'donnell has the latest. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, willie. well, jesse jackson jr. has been under a cloud for months. a personal struggle with mental illness, complicated by the pressures of a very public life, and nagging questions that surface through ethics and criminal investigations. his decision to quit congress comes two weeks after he won a ninth full term and did so without even campaigning. >> would you guys like coffee, by the way? >> known simply as junior, the 47-year-old long carried both the blessings and burdens of a famous family name. >> he is my father and my friend, i now present to you the reverend jesse jackson. >> in better days, jackson jr. was routinely talked about as a future chicago mayor or u.s. senator making his slow and personal fall a source of major headlines. >> with breaking news, the resignation of congressman jesse jackson jr., he was once a political rising star. >> and compassion from some chicago constituents. >> it's sad. i don't think you want to see this happen to anybody. especially with h
. >> jesse jackson pleads their case. i am kate amara with that story. >> loading up a truck for hurricane victims. i am jennifer franciotti. the woman's efforts >> you are watching wbal teo of the news at 5:00 p.m., with stan stovall and donna hamilton. your forecast with tom tasselmyer and skycam 11 covering breaking news. wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> a rally calling for the redirection of money to build a u.s. jail in baltimore city. the idea is to prevent juvenile delinquency. >> expected to be in attendance is a jesse jackson. they say they are ignoring research that are more effective and less costly. kate amara it is lived downtown with that story. >> we will start with some logistics'. they have moved to the e event inside. it was scheduled to start at 5:00. if you are planning to come to hear jesse jackson speak, you have time. when he speaks, people tend to listen and that is what organizers are hoping for. he will bring attention to their cause, urging the state not to build that new detention center. it calls for a $70 million facility. supporters say it is de
future. why jesse jackson jr.'s troubles may be far from over. new reaction from a live report. >>> plus, a judge rules on the future of hostess. what will happen to the maker of those tasty twinkies? are they down for the count? find out. heather: we have a fox news alert for you, dense fog being blamed for a 50 vehicle pile-up in jefferson county, texas. reports say that at least 35 people are injured, no reports of any deaths so far. shutting down, though, interstate 10 in both directions. this happened around 8:00 this morning. you can take a look at some video of the pile-up right there. once again these are live pictures. no deaths being reported from this, but about 35 injuries so far. so a traffic snarl for all those people there in texas trying to get home for the holidays. rick: that's too bad. we'll keep an eye on that and bring you more information as we get it. >>> right now, though, a congressman's fall. jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress might spell the end of a political career that once held so much promise. but it hardly means that his troubles are over. stil
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at the tight race with fresh statistics from dave goldberg, and finally jesse jackson why obama's track record is enough to give him a second term. we'll begin with the war on drugs. ethan nadelman wants to legalize marijuana among others things. he has a clear message. take marijuana out of the courts. tax it like other drug and move on. ethan. great to have you on the show. >> it's great to be here. >> gavin: election in just days. do you expect truly a dramatic shift in policy, a in obama's second term. and, b in an romney presidency versus an obama presidency. >> i have to say and legally speaking i'm head of of the drug policy action, the choice of us who care the drug wars is a choice between a disappointment and a disaster. romney from everything i can see, everything that he believes in and not flip flop on is the war on drugs. he could be the worse in the war on drugs since president bush. if the democrats take both the senate and the house, which is unlikely, i think we'll see serious movement forward. i think we'll see the emergence to evaluate the state of drugs in this country. we
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the latest from the middle east. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. resigned today, affective immediately. in his resignation letter, jackson cited his ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder, and my share of mistakes. he is currently under investigation for possible financial misconduct. he is the son of the famous civil rights leader jesse jackson. >>> hikers panic, as a volcano erupted right before their eyes. why this volcano may look familiar to movie goers. >>> the holiday forecast. we'll look at the weekend as we move forward. all the details back here in just about 10 minutes. >> in 8 minutes, a sewer spill closes part of a san francisco beach. how long it could take before it reopens? >>> demonstrators rallied outside of mi pueblo supermarket today, accusing them of voluntarily participating with the government's e-verify system. that works to identify undocumented workers. >>> berkely police are trying to catch a burglar who breaks into commercial businesses to steal cigarettes. police release surveillance videos of that burglar. they say he steels cigarettes before s
leave for months, congressman jesse jackson, jr. appears on the verge of making a deal with federal prosecutors. well very more on that when we come back. >>> just about 5:09 on this monday morning. veterans day here, the legal veterans day. yesterday was actually veterans day, but today many of us are off. here's your weather. we'll start off with sunshine. clouds will thicken up as you go throughout the day. look foe high -- for highs mid- to upper 60s. probably won't get to 70 because of the cloud cover but a lot warmer than what's coming for the rest of the week. here's monika with timesaver traffic. >>> accident cleanup continues on the southbound side of 395 along the right side just out of this camera shot. not affecting traffic. no hov restrictions heading up to the 14th street bridge. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:16. >>> the piths are unbelieve -- the pictures are unbelievable. authorities in indianapolis say dozens of homes will basically have to be torn down after a huge explosion. they still don't know what caused it at this point. the blast did kill two people an
-aid from the makers of nyquil. >>> jesse jackson is facing a hearing of potential misuse of campaign funds. he, jesse jackson, was participating in a pay to play scheme with rod blagojevich to name barack obama's open senate seat. jackson was re-elected to the chicago district this month. we'll be right back. my insurance rates are probably gonna double. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? >>> welcome back to "hardball." president obama's convincing re-election has left some detractors threatening to leave the country for real. state by state. right now seven states have collected more than 30,000 signatures. each on petitions to secede. alabama, florida, louisiana, florida, texas leads the pack with more than 115,000 signatures by itself to, quote, peacefully grant the state of texas to withdraw from the united states of america and create its own new government. as "the washington post" dana milbank put it in a recen
. >>> the race to replace jesse jackson jr., a special election set to fill his seat in the house of representatives. could another jackson replace him? like his wife? >>> coming up next, though, casey pick joining the program. he's going to be talking to me about what it -- she's going to be talking about what it's like to be a gay woman in the gop. 5% of your mou, listerine® cleans virtually your entire mouth. so take your oral health to a whole new level. listerine®... power to your mouth™. with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. now is a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only cov
misconduct, congressman jesse jackson jr. is officially calling it quits. jackson turned in his resignation letter citing his deteriorating health. he easily won re-election just days ago while still hospitalized for bipolar disorder. jackson is reportedly facing a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> also this morning, the family of hector, macho co-macho is deciding whether or not the former boxing champ should be removed in life support. doctors said he was expected to survive after shot tuesday night in the face in puerto rico but the champ did take a sudden turn for the worse. the outlook is not good. >>> and in lighter news, an extremely talented young football star has become a major internet sensation. she is 9-year-old samantha gordon or sam, as she likes to be called, the only girl playing on her utah peewee football team. >> you may have heard this. the running back rushed for more than 2000 yards and 30 touchdowns. general mills put her face on a wheaties box. she explains what she likes best about playing football. >> being a girl out there and keep
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